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Vienna, Austria

Sigmund Freud Museum

The former private quarters and office of Dr. Sigmund Freud now hosts a museum housing the works of the founding father of psychoanalysis.
Vienna, Austria

Wiener Pestsäule (Vienna Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
Vienna, Austria

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library)

The beautiful baroque library of the Hapsburg empire.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Grand Ferris Wheel

Vienna's giant wonder wheel had a starring role in one of the greatest noir movies of all time.
Aswan, Egypt

Unfinished Obelisk

The largest known Ancient Egyptian obelisk.
Luxor, Egypt

Colossi of Memnon

These Egyptian statues have survived for 3,400 years and were an acoustic wonder of the ancient world.
Dandarah, Egypt

Hathor Temple

One of the most well-preserved temples of ancient Egypt.
El-Saf, Egypt

City of the Dead

An endless sea of white conical domes.
Nubia, Egypt

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Telephone Museum

Beautiful antiques and obscure engineering artifacts trace the evolution of phones from rare luxuries to ubiquitous.
Budapest, Hungary

The Holy Right

The mummified right fist of a 1,000-year-old saint-king sits inside an ornate golden reliquary.
Budapest, Hungary

The Garden of Philosophers

Tucked away near more famous landmarks lies a statue meant to symbolize the confluence and continuing development of human culture.
Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Supercomputing Center

One of Europe's largest supercomputers is housed inside of a disused chapel.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudí's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
London, England

Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden

The ruins of a church destroyed by both the Great Fire of London and the Blitz, now turned into a peaceful garden.
London, England

'The Ambassadors'

A mysterious shape catches the eye in this 16th-century painting.
London, England

Lime Wharf

Residential building on the Regents Canal is a breeding ground for creativity and innovation.
London, England

Shoreditch Town Hall

A recently restored Shoreditch landmark with ties to Jack the Ripper.
London, England

Mary Anning's Plesiosaur

This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.
London, England

Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon

The remains of the great moral philosopher reside in a university in London.
London, England

Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

These official units of measurement—including chains and perches—lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.
London, England

The Churchill Arms

This pub was 238 years old when it decided to revamp its image: It started serving Thai food.